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Nora Dunn

Comedian, Actor, Voice Actor
Nora Eloise Dunn (born April 29, 1952) is an American actress and comedian, known for her work on the NBC sketch variety TV series Saturday Night Live. Early life Dunn was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Margaret (née East), a nurse, and John Dunn, a musician and poet. Her brother is actor Kevin Dunn. She was raised in a Catholic family, and has Irish, English, Scottish, and German ancestry. Dunn attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1970 to 1972, San Francisco City College, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Career Dunn joined SNL in 1985 with the return of Lorne Michaels as executive producer. The 1985–1986 season proved to be a ratings disaster, and she was one of only five cast members who were not fired at its end (the others were newcomers Jon Lovitz, A. Whitney Brown, Dennis Miller and longtime featured player Al Franken). Dunn's characters included half of "The Sweeney Sisters" lounge act alongside Jan Hooks, as well as talk show host Pat Stevens (which became a popular recurring role starting in the low-rated 1985–1986 season), melodramatic French hooker Babette, and film buff Ashley Ashley from the "Actors on Film" sketch from the 1985–1986 season. Her impressions included Ann Landers, Imelda Marcos, Liza Minnelli, Tyne Daly, Joan Baez, Martina Navratilova, and Cokie Roberts. Dunn made headlines in 1990 when she, along with original musical guest Sinéad O'Connor, boycotted an episode which was hosted by comedian Andrew Dice Clay because they found his misogynistic humor offensive. SNL alumnus Jon Lovitz discussed Dunn's boycott of the show in detail during an episode of "The ABC’s of SNL" with director Kevin Smith. "It's the last show of the season. Nora...she caused a lot of trouble. [She] was very hard to get along with, and they weren't going to ask her back, anyway...And this is how the press works. And I'm telling you I'm on the inside of this. They don't know the story. It's like she's just doing it to get press. It's her last hurrah. They're not asking her back onto the show." Personal life Dunn married Ray Hutcheson, a playwright, in September 1987. The couple divorced in 1995. In 1998 Dunn married Sean McGarry, a set builder.

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Born
Nora Eloise Dunn
April 29, 1952 (age 71)
Profession
Comedian, Actor, Voice Actor
Spouse
Sean McGarry
Parents
John Dunn, Margaret Dunn
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